Last Updated on Saturday, 12 February 2011 14:28
Your rugby players and their individual strengths are the rugby team assets. To put the different players where they make most of their talents. Especially in the Netherlands with little players an interesting puzzle. You have to look at the competences required for an individual role and match thoose. No match? Than you know what you have to do: develop the qualities yourself.
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An understanding of the role of each player is an important part of the team performance. This is defined as
Role Clarity - Role Acceptance - Role Performance
Translated this means that you have to understand what you should do (and should not do), accept that part of playing in that position and than performing the tasks related to that role. Everybody should feel responsible to perform his task. It is your task as a coach to help players identify their tasks.
Some tasks are the same for each position, working on those is the first priority everybody:
- must be fit: define fit
- should tackle
- should not lose the ball in a tackle
- must catch the ball and throw a decent pass
- must be willing to fix somebody else his mistakes; immediately !
Below is a overview of players positions in a rugby squad. Click to read what their functional roles are (mostly based on iRB manuals):
More on the functional role idea: